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Full NameDavid Chang
First NameDavid
Last NameChang
Birth NameDavid Chang
ProfessionChef, Restaurateur, TV Personality
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAsian
Birth CityVienna, Virginia
Birth CountryUSA
Father NameJoe Chang
Mother NameSherri Chang
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeLeo
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseGrace Soe Chang
No Of Children1
Sibilings3
EducationFrench Culinary Institute
Height176 cm
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Date of BirthAugust 5,1977
Age42 years
Married Date2017

The founder of Momofuku restaurant group, David Chang, 42, is an American restaurateur, television personality, and author. His restaurant group includes Momofuku Milk Bar, Momofuku Ssam Bar, Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Seiobo, and Momofuku CCDC.   

The American television personality is worth $60 million as of 2019 making him one of the richest chefs in 2019. Besides this, Chang created, starred, and produced in a Netflix original series called Ugly Delicious which also stars Peter Meehan, Aziz Ansari, and David Choe.   

Short Biography       

David Chang was born on 5th August 1977 in Vienna, Virginia, the United States of America to mother Sherri Chang and Joe Chang. He is American as per his nationality and has Asian ancestry. 

David Chang is an American chef and founder of Momofuku restaurant groupImage Source: Blog Asianinny
David Chang is an American chef and founder of Momofuku restaurant group

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Chang went to Georgetown Preparatory School and Trinity College from where he majored in religious studies. As of 2000, David enrolled at the French Culinary Institute which is now known as the International Culinary Center.

David’s Journey To Fame & Fortune  

While Chang was still training in FCI, he worked as a part-timer at Mercer Kitchen in Manhattan and got a job answering phones at Tom Colicchio’s Craft restaurant.

He worked at the restaurant for about two years and moved back to Japan to work at a small soba shop. He later moved back to the USA and worked at Café Boulud.   

In 2004, David opened his first restaurant titled Momofuku Noodle Bar in the East Village. After two years, Chang opened his second restaurant, Momofuku Ssam Bar.

In a similar way, Chang opened a 12-seat restaurant, Momofuku Ko. The restaurant takes reservations ten days in advance online only based on first-come-first-served. Later Momofuku Ssam Bar was expanded into an adjacent space along with his colleague Christina Tosi.  

Chang working at his Noddle BarImage Source: Xray Delta
Chang working at his Noddle Bar

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As of October 2009, David and former New York Times food writer Peter Meehan published Momofuku, a highly anticipated cookbook which contains detailed recipes from Chang’s restaurants. 

In June 2015, Chang launched a chain of fast-food restaurants called Fuku specializing in fried chicken sandwiches. The following year, Chang launches his first-ever digital-only restaurant which takes orders via an app named Ando and offers a menu only for delivery in Midtown East.

In July 2017, David announced the opening of his first west coast restaurant named Majordomo in Los Angeles which was opened in January 2018.

Apart from his cooking career, Chang released his first issue themed Ramen of his Lucky Peach food magazine in the summer of 2011. The Issue 2 themed The Sweet Spot reached #3 on the New York Times Bestsellers list.  

Moreover, David guest appeared in Treme, Top Chef: All-Stars, The Mind of a Chef, and The Chef Show. In 2018, Chang created, starred, and produced the Netflix original series Ugly Delicious.

How Rich Is Chef David?  

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chang is estimated at around $60 million as of December 2019. His primary source of income is his career as a restaurateur and professional chef.  

A professional chef earns around $15.21 per hour to $64,972 per year in the United States of America.

As per sources, Chang resides in New York City where the median house price ranges around $668,500 which eventually rises up to millions.  

In a similar way, Chang owns several restaurants under the name Momofuku Noddle Bar, Nikai, Daisho, Shoto, Momofuku Nishi, and Momofuku Milk Bar.  

Who Is Chang Married To?    

The 42-year-old television personality is married to girl-friend turned wife Grace Seo Chang. 

David with wife Grace and Chrissy Teigen (right to left)Image Source: Page Six
David with wife Grace and Chrissy Teigen (right to left)

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The couple exchanged their wedding vows in 2017 in a private ceremony amidst family and friends. The duo welcomed their first son in 2019, however, his name is not revealed.    

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